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Black Women, Crime, Cross Post Now, Exclusives, Hispanic women, incarceration rates, Jail, Live Well, Nation, Newsletter, The Vera Institute of Justice, women -

Underserved women are affected the most, according to the study. Approximately two-thirds of women in jail identify with a minority group; 44 percent are Black, 15 percent Hispanic, and five percent are of other racial/ethnic backgrounds. Thirty six percent of women in jail identify as White.

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Black Women, Crime, Cross Post Now, Daniel Holtzclaw, Nation, Newsletter, Prison, Rape, Sexual Violence -

Holtzclaw's conviction, mugshot, and incarceration location have been removed from the DOC's site for safety.

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African Americans, Black Women, Crime, Cross Post Now, Daniel Holtzclaw, Nation, Newsletter, Oklahoma City, Police Officers, Rape, Sodomy -

A group of Holtzclaw's victims ironically sang "Happy Birthday" to the 29-year-old after a judge found him guilty on 18 of 36 counts, including rape and sodomy. The jury's decision was delivered on the former cop's birthday.

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Black Women, Crime, Cross Post Now, Death, Jail, Kindra Chapman, Nation, Newsletter, Police, Police Brutality, Prison, race, Sandra Bland, suicide -

Authorities in Alabama claim a teen committed suicide in a jail cell an hour after being arrested, another suspicious case of a Black woman dying in police custody in the past week. Kindra Darnell Chapman, 18, was jailed last Tuesday for allegedly stealing someone’s phone on the street, according to the Huffington Post. Chapman was charged with […]

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